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#20963 - 01/25/03 12:12 AM new guy  
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Skidmore, Missouri, USA
Hello I am new to the web site and discussion area. I have read a lot of information and I really like reading what has been discussed. I have learned many new things from the site, and I hope to learn more. Does anyone know of any good books to help a person learn and help retain what they have learned? My boss tells me that I am not picking the trade up very fast and that I should be able to do more than I have been doing. I will admit it takes me a little longer to learn some things than others. My boss has been in the business for 30 years and is a lot faster than me. Any suggestions to help me retain more?


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#20964 - 01/25/03 12:58 AM Re: new guy  
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Welcome rj, Are you getting all the info you need? I heard the same s....t for 3 years from 2 different ec's. No matter what I did Iwas never smartor fast enough for them. I learned how many ways you could do something right and still be wrong,because "thats not the way I want it done stupid" usually in front of everyone else on the job.Fortunately, I found a good man to work for, stayed with him 14 yrs.Maybe rj, its the teacher not the pupil!


#20965 - 01/25/03 01:16 AM Re: new guy  
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Skidmore, Missouri, USA
I have been told by another guy in the shop thatmyboss really is not a teacher. I have learned more from the other guy than my boss. I really enjoy working in the trade. My boss gets mad when I ask the other guy questions and not him, when I do ask my boss he ask me the same question back just saying it different. Thanks for repling.


#20966 - 01/25/03 01:24 AM Re: new guy  
Bill Addiss  Offline
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rj,

Welcome!
Which areas do you think you are weak in?
If you can give some specifics it might help.

Bill

[This message has been edited by Bill Addiss (edited 01-25-2003).]


#20967 - 01/25/03 02:42 AM Re: new guy  
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good question Bill...


#20968 - 01/25/03 11:19 AM Re: new guy  
rj  Offline
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Skidmore, Missouri, USA
Well I have a little trouble with motor starters and keeping things simple. I don't always think of the simple things first. I am not a great conduit bender either. We don't do a lot of new conduit.


#20969 - 01/25/03 11:35 AM Re: new guy  
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Fredericktown, OH, U.S.A
if you go to the ecn bookstore they have a book that is pretty good we used it in school and i still have it on my tool box at work, you can also buy a workbook with it that has you do all kinds of motor wiring in the workbook here is a link to that will take you right to the book.
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/t...103-2592831-3523018?v=glance&s=books

you could also go to your local tech school or college and find a book similar to this or the new version

[This message has been edited by jlhmaint (edited 01-25-2003).]


#20970 - 01/25/03 11:45 AM Re: new guy  
rj  Offline
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THanks for the help. It is really appreciated


#20971 - 01/25/03 11:49 AM Re: new guy  
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found one other thing not sure if help but i had it bookmarked
http://www.industrialtext.com/eBooks/Intro_to%20Circuit.PDF


#20972 - 01/25/03 11:59 AM Re: new guy  
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